Scottish Rite Express
Valley of Des Moines
Orient of Iowa
December 17, 2018
Installation of Officers
On December 12, 2018
we installed our
Master of Kadosh Rusty L. Hill, 33°
Prior Eldon F. Walton, 33°
Preceptor Samuel G. Wise, 33°
Chancellor Jack R. Schreiber, 33°
Minister of State William L. Knoll, 33°
Almoner Brian D. Pappaducas, 33°
Assistant Almoner Daniel R. Hobson, 33°
Registrar Shane A. Harshbarger, 33° G.C.
Treasurer Richard Koch, Jr., 33°
Tiler Carl J. Van Der Kamp, 32° KCCH
Chapter of Rose Croix
Wise Master Thomas D. Cox, 32° KCCH
Bradley A. Reichardt, 32° KCCH
Junior Warden Brian M. Truex, 32°
the Birthday of
Albert Pike was the longest serving Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite of the Southern Jurisdiction. Joining the Scottish Rite in 1853, he was instrumental in making Scottish Rite what it is today. During his 32 years as Grand Commander, he took an obscure Masonic organization begun in Charleston, South Carolina and made it into the largest most well known appendant body of Freemasonry.
All activities will be held at Buzzard Billy's
6:00 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm Dinner & Program
On Thursday, December 27th, we will celebrate and
pay tribute to his legacy. As Pike began his Scottish Rite career in New Orleans, we thought a cajun flavored
affair would be a fun way to celebrate.
This special event will take place at Buzzard Billy's
(615 3rd Street - Des Moines) and will be similar in nature to our Royal Mile event each summer.
Our program will share some little known facts and trivia about the life of Albert Pike. In addition to his Masonic career, Pike was an explorer, attorney, Indian agent, author, Civil War General (CSA), historian, poet, and philosopher.
This event is open only to Master Masons and is limited to the first 45 reservations (due to space constraints).
Cost is $20 per person and advance payment is required by calling the AASR office
515-288-8927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.